Well, in case the news hasn't made it properly around yet, Syndia and I are expecting a daughter towards the end of June. We've also had renovations going on since August last year and, as you can imagine, that's made life just a tiny bit hectic more than usual. The renovations are now almost completely done (the foundations are safe and the asbestos dungeon is no more Smile) and we're finally in a position where we can start prepping the nursery.

On a tangent for a second: it's common knowledge that adding the word "wedding" to anything's description sends the price up by an order of magnitude, but wedding service providers ain't got nuthin' on baby stores. I fully expected that things would be expensive; what I didn't expect was that I'd be able to buy a small car for the price of some of the strollers around. Wow. Anyway, enough of that minor freak-out for now - I'm sure I'll have plenty of other opportunities...

A huge thanks to Fadge and Claire for dropping around today and helping with moving furniture, papers, books and other bits and pieces back downstairs, taking old and broken stuff to the dump and helping to pick up the cot and mattress. Thanks also to Tony for helping to move yet more furniture around last week. I really appreciate all the help, and tea and cakes aren't nearly enough to say thank you.